Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I’ve lost my certificate can I get a new one?
Answer: Yes, contact your nearest Royal Life Saving Office and for a small fee you will be able to receive a copy.
Q: Can I use my Bronze Medallion from another organisation as a prerequisite for the RLS Pool Lifeguard Training Program?
Q: I am a qualified lifeguard from overseas. Are my qualifications valid in Australia and where can I work?
Answer: Some qualifications are recognised as being equivalent by the International Lifesaving Federation. You can gain some skills recognition but will still need to do some training in the Australian Industry Standards for areas such as Aquatic Rescues, CPR, Defibrillation, Spinal Management and Communication. Once you know where you will be located, contact your nearest Royal Life Saving Office for more information on training courses. Click here to view the ILS Equivalency table.